My English Matters was founded by three sisters, Amnah, Azimah and Aisya from Malaysia. We provide resources and lessons to help Malaysians learn to speak, write and communicate in English with confidence through our online classes and live workshops!
After spending eight years in the multi-ethnic district of Manchester, U.K., we became well-acquainted with the importance of mastering a second language.
We set up My English Matters as a digital platform to teach Malaysian adults to communicate confidently in English. Three years on, we have organised workshops, taught hundreds of students (live and online), and have attracted more than 15,000 email subscribers to read our weekly newsletters to get English tips and lessons from us.
My English Matters specialises in teaching English as a second language, communication and presentation skills for adults at the workplace. We provide fun and practical resources and lessons to help Malaysians learn to speak, write and communicate in English with confidence!
Want to know more about us? Keep reading below…
After spending more than six years in marketing for a telecommunications company, Amnah decided to leave the corporate world behind and pursue a freelancing career so she could spend more time with her children. She now takes care of business and marketing for My English Matters and is a regular writer of the blog. With her years of working experience in business, marketing, freelancing and in the corporate world, she specialises in teaching English communication for adults at the workplace. Her area of expertise is writing effective emails, speaking in professional situations and building confidence at work and in life. In her free time (when she’s not wrangling her three young boys), she enjoys reading and listening to podcasts on entrepreneurship, personal development and other inspiring content. Amnah has appeared on Berita Al-Hijrah and the Stand Tall, Girl podcast.
Azimah Shurfa has 14 years of teaching experience including in public universities, where she taught English, public speaking, linguistics, drama and TESL. She has a master’s degree in English as a Second Language and a bachelor’s degree in Human Sciences, majoring in English. After resigning from her academic post, she received certification as a trainer in adult learning and has since taught adults from various professions on English, communication for the workplace and public speaking. In her spare time, she loves to watch 90s sitcoms, go on movie dates with her family, and is obsessed with courses on communication, best teaching practices and productivity. Her ultimate passion is designing lessons and teaching English communication in a practical and fun way.
Aisya Shurfa spent over half a decade in university poring over English literature and falling in love with some of the greatest writers and poets before she decided it was time for her to leave the academic world behind to create art of her own. With a degree in English Literature, she has spent the past ten years as a freelancer doing editing and translating work and voice-overs for commercials. At My English Matters, Aisya puts her talents and skills to use through designing and creating lesson videos, social media posts, and editing and proofreading blog posts and emails. When she’s not busy working, Aisya, who believes in the healing powers of art, can usually be found painting, drawing, writing and performing music, and going wherever her passion for the full creative life takes her.
Below are a few testimonials from students of our workshops and training programmes:
“Love [the training]! It helped to build my confidence. I learned techniques that I can apply at my workplace.” – Noor Afira, 33, Communications Executive.
“I love [the training] very much. I feel great having this opportunity. Love! Love! Love!” – Roskhatijah, 36, Post Doctoral.
“It was a really great experience for myself. I’ve enjoyed all the videos sent to my email and that’s what triggered me to join the class. I was hesitant at first whether to join or not, but I believed this class would help me improve my English skills and to be more assertive in my daily communication. Good job and I will definitely join the next session if you have one. :-)” – Roziani Asikin, 31, Accounting Specialist.
“[The training] was beneficial and relevant to my job.” – Siti Nuraisyah, 34, Human Resource Manager.
“It’s a good experience to attend this workshop. I learned a lot and it was useful to me. Please do more classes and I am loving it. :-)” – Amirah Sofia, 26.
“The instructor and management team were very good. Love your good work to help people on communication skills and English matters.” – Nazihah, 32, Town Planner.
“Thanks for the wonderful class. I’ve learned a lot and most importantly, Madam Azimah has showed a simple and fun way to improve my English communication skills in my daily activities. Looking forward to another course.” – Salmi, age 33.
“It’s really helpful and I found the answers that I was looking for. I can’t wait to plan and practice [the teachings]. Hoping I will have the courage to do it.” – Fazlina Najwa, 36, Management Operations Lead.
“Awesome!! I’m so happy I came!!” – Adibah, 36, Teacher.
“Thank you so much. The sessions have built my self-esteem and have taught me how to speak and communicate well with others.” – Azreen, age 29.
“Teacher Azimah, I used to be afraid to speak English. You gave me a stage. I dared to challenge myself. In your speech class, I conquered the fear. Thank you.” – Wang Xia, student from China, age 32.
“You inspire me to be a better person and improve my confidence level. Thank you, Madam!” – Mukminah, age 25.
“Thank you very much. I have learned a lot of great input and I will apply them in my daily life.”- Nurul Husna, age 25.
“Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us. I have learned so much from the workshop.” – Hasfiza, 24.
“Thanks a lot! I’ve learned so much during the sessions and I am really looking forward to joining this kind of programme again.” – Anis Nasuha, 24.